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Hi I'm TINA1961! I've put in a claim for PIP, but haven't heard back in 9 weeks.

TINA1961 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 2021 in PIP, DLA, and AA
HI EVERYONE hope you are all well.i  am feeling physicalt sickhave put a claime in for pip i have been off work for 6 months with depression and anxiety i am getting help with this off my doctor,sent my fit notes to the dwp and nobody been in touch with me for 9 weeks.i know it takes a long time but my anxiety levels are through the roof,i have to go in front of my employer tomorrow because of my illness and feel so anxiouse.


  • carrie230981
    carrie230981 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi Tina, I know exactly how you feel I have my pip form compleated in front of me waiting to be sent but I keep thinking what’s the point. Makes my anxiety worse stressing about it whatever the outcome. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,436 Scope online community team
    Hello and welcome to the community @TINA1961

    That wait to hear back can be a long, uncomfortable one sometimes but sadly waiting times aren't being helped by the pandemic. Hopefully it won't be too long for you though until you get a date for an assessment. 

    I'm glad you are getting help from your doctor to manage your mental health, I hope this goes well for you :) 

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  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 621 Pioneering
    Hi @TINA1961

    I just wanted to say hello and add my welcome to the community :)

    Sorry to hear that you're having difficulty with your anxiety. I can understand how your appointment with your employer might be making you feel anxious. I am really glad to hear that you've been getting help from your doctor though. I wonder - have they made any suggestions for when you might be struggling? Or do you have any self-care or coping strategies that you could use to help you stay calm and relaxed? For example, any activities, mindfulness techniques or breathing exercises that you've found to help you? 

    If you could try to focus on those this afternoon, that might help you to feel a bit better about tomorrow. Plus, we're here if you want to chat to us and take your mind off things for a bit :)
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